G33KGRRL (weatherangel) wrote in tropicalstorm,
G33KGRRL
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Hurricane Dennis... Now a category 3, major hurricane... Winds 110, pressure 962mb and falling

posted by someone on the hurricane city board,
"Cantore watch in Key West: if you see him, email me, i'll leave"


HURRICANE DENNIS INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 12A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT THU JUL 07 2005

...DENNIS CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...PASSING JUST TO THE NORTHEAST OF
JAMAICA...


AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE DENNIS WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 18.6 NORTH... LONGITUDE 76.1 WEST OR ABOUT 65 MILES...
105 KM... NORTHEAST OF KINGSTON JAMAICA AND ABOUT 105 MILES...
170 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF GUANTANAMO CUBA.

DENNIS IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
ON THIS TRACK THE CENTER WILL PASS NORTH OF JAMAICA LATER TODAY AND
MOVE NEAR CABO CRUZ IN SOUTHEASTERN CUBA TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 110 MPH...175
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. DENNIS IS JUST BELOW THE THRESHOLD OF
CATEGORY THREE INTENSITY ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. ADDITIONAL
STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES... 75 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 140 MILES...220 KM.

AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE RECENTLY REPORTED A MINIMUM
CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 962 MB...28.41 INCHES.


Dennis is now a Category 3 hurricane...

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